which one would independents trust more?


By AverageBear   Follow   Fri, 13 Jul 2012, 8:38am   1,046 views   11 comments
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I just thought of this recently, and figured I'd post this. I know this may be hard to discuss, as these two aren't within the same media segment (newspaper vs. TV, etc).

However, both are seen as the 'de facto' set of opinions for the left and the right. Both sides of the news consumer market detests the other's media darling of choice. I'm no different.

However, in trying to walk in someone else's shoes, so to speak, I'm openly wondering which news outlet would be trusted more by independents. I'm not trying to bash one or the other; Just curious.

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  1. Vicente


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    1   11:24am Fri 13 Jul 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    "Trust" is a very slippery word.

    I think you'll have to define that a bit more.

    Independents soak up a lot of things. It would probably be easier to measure, what memes or sound-bites they seem to repeat or agree with, and connect that back to it's media sources.

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    2   12:26pm Fri 13 Jul 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    As an Independent I trust the Propaganda Scuttlebutt of the prospective party.

    I trust getting information that galvanizes me into action against Liberals, by listening to NPR them selves. I rather shout "You're trying to do WHAT!?!?!" listening to them, than "They're doing WHAT!?!??" Watching Fox news.

    Then when Bush was President, I watched FOX news to stay abreast of the bullshit that pissed me off about them.

    I'm just better at reading between the lines when people are giving me a liars schpeil. My idea of a pure few moments of hell, is standing toe to toe listening to a Republican bitch about this administration. They are out raged over different Ironys than I am, for different reasons.

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    3   12:40pm Fri 13 Jul 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    When politicians or media are starting some sort of campaigns with mantra of "helping someone or some group" I usually trust the opposition side more. Because I know how this society functions, if someone spends a ton of money and energy to try to sell something to the public that means public is about to get screwed and someone close to administration is going to make out like a bandit.

    So far history has validated that view.

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    4   1:20pm Fri 13 Jul 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Guys, sorry for the very vague title. I meant to type in the remaining words... "NY Times vs Fox News"

    I probably typed this in, but the title got truncated, and removed these last words. Sorry for the confusion...

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    5   1:31pm Fri 13 Jul 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    For instance, I'm really turned off by the NY Times/Boston Globe in general (not just politics). Reading the Globe out of college in the 90's, if I didn't read anything else, I'd believe that Real Estate only goes up, the only investment vehicles are mutual funds, all republicans are bad and can't be trusted.... The NY Times w/ failed Economic theory/thinking in Krugman, failed morality in Jason Blair.....In the same vein, as a fiscal conservative, I'm slowly moving away from the 'Rah-Rah' conservative voices (Think Rush > Hannity > Bill O'Reilly > Beck ...finally settling w/ 'reasoned voices' like Krauthammer, or a 'toned down' Michelle Malkin. I wish Fox could stock their shows w/ more people like Krauthammer. Instead we have O'Reilly yelling over everyone.... Maybe I'm not looking hard enough for my news consumption...

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    6   1:54pm Fri 13 Jul 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    AverageBear says

    Guys, sorry for the very vague title. I meant to type in the remaining words... "NY Times vs Fox News"

    You might still be able to edit the title. Maybe a better one would be "NY Times or Fox?" and then put the "which one would independents trust more?" question in the body.

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    7   1:57pm Fri 13 Jul 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)  

    AverageBear says

    Guys, sorry for the very vague title. I meant to type in the remaining words... "NY Times vs Fox News"

    Objection yer honor, he's leading the witness!

    I don't know how to further convince you, that I am my own free critical thinker that would rather hear a persons intentions from their own perspective rather than the negative spin by the opposition.
    Even if I am at odds with the news being reported by that pro demographic leaning news source.

    Listening to Rush and Fox news bitch about the Liberals is like sitting at the bar with a bunch of dudes bitching about the idiosyncrasies of Women. It's counter productive and nobody is getting pussy.

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    8   11:11am Sat 14 Jul 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    HRHMedia says

    Your no independent.

    And "You're" no Liberal. They are great at gramur, so I hear.

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    HRHMedia says

    true independents don't need any media let alone tv or radio to help them make decisions.

    Ha Trick Question, as anyone knows, a "True" independent, wouldn't know a good decision if it was crammed up their backside by Nancy Pelosi!

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    10   2:16pm Sat 14 Jul 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    AverageBear says

    Maybe I'm not looking hard enough for my news consumption...

    The problem is the word "news". If you're talking fox or the current NYT (I thought the NYT lost a lot after going online in the late 90's) then you are talking entertainment. As long as you accept that and look for news elsewhere then you will be fine.

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    11   4:52pm Sat 14 Jul 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    HRHMedia says

    also if anyone needs crammin up inside of something it's Eric Cantor into Jim Boehner tear ducts.

    Look you seem like a good kid so I'll cut you a break. But you're not very good at this are you?
    See they mean nothing to me.

    Did you ever find Nancy's Harry Reed?

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